Colors of the Year: Exciting 2016 Color Trends!

Color Trends for Your Home Interior

It’s that time again, where leading paint specialists and trendsetters release their selections for the Colors of the Year, 2016. These suggestions predict what color trends will be inspiring interpretations among designers and your favorite home design stores in the New Year.

The great thing about these palettes is that they are soft, fashion-forward shades that will work in just about any room, color theme or style. A great way to incorporate these serene colors into your home is by using a rug. Here are our tips:

Pantone, Rose Quartz & Serenity– This complimentary duo is the first color combination that has ever been selected. They were designed to bring peace and serenity to the home during these stressful times.

Pantone says the decision was based on emotion, “A symbolic color selection; a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.

Vintage Swedish Kilim Rug by Britta Swefors by Nazmiyal
Vintage Swedish Kilim Rug by Britta Swefors

Glidden, Cappuccino White– Glidden has chosen to re-rempower the color white in a new iteration, making it a statement color for 2016. When asked to describe the new shade, paint color expert, Misty Yeomans says:

“As legendary fashion designer Tom Ford said, ‘Time and silence are the most luxurious things today’ In an age of constant interruption and chatter, Cappuccino White offers a soft backdrop that helps defer distractions ad creates a calm lightness in the home to encourage a relaxed mind”.

We recommend pairing this color with delicate pastels or light neutrals.

Interior in Cappuccino White by Glidden published by Nazmiyal
Interior in Cappuccino White by Glidden
Antique Turkish Oushak Rug by Nazmiyal
Antique Turkish Oushak Rug

Sherwin-Williams, Alabaster Jackie Jordan, Color Marketing Director says:

“Alabaster represents a straightforward and necessary shift to mindfulness. It provides an oasis of calmness, spirituality and ‘less is more’ visual relief. Alabaster is neither stark nor overly warm, but rather an understated and alluring white.”

Interior in Alabaster by Sherwin-Williams published by Nazmiyal
Interior in Alabaster by Sherwin-Williams
Antique Malayer Persian Carpet by Nazmiyal
Antique Malayer Persian Carpet

Benjamin Moore, Simply WhiteThis color is all about appreciating the subtleties of white and the simple beauty of it’s interactions with light. It’s a contemporary, minimalistic approach and Benjamin Moore suggests using black accents for a high contrast effect. You can also try pairing with blush tones or wine undertones similar to Pantone’s colors of the year to create a complementary color trend palette across the board for 2016.

2016 color trends by Benjamin Moore published by Namzmiyal
2016 color trends by Benjamin Moore. Interior in Simply White
Antique Persian Malayer Tribal Rug by Nazmiyal
Antique Persian Malayer Tribal Rug

This interior design blog post about the upcoming 2016 color trends was published by Nazmiyal Antique Rugs.